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dramatic impact in japan and even here. you can see what is going on. the before, in the after. kron 4's kate thompson spoke with nuclear power expert. >> 240 mouth itself is mount diablo, one the biggest - we are better prepared than japan. >> will upgrade our equipment against the possibility of explosscenarios. >> those in areas with retrofitting diablo canyon 15 years younger than japan. to withstand a 7.5 earthquake. >> what if there was a bigger quake and a 7.5 lowith this reactor be retrofitted for? >> the reactor in japan was built for a 7.9 but they added 8.9. what we see is that other reactors.... the building and the destruction would still be about the same. >>reporter: the radiation and spreading here. the radiation levels are low and there is very little danger for the bay area. >> japan is very far away. the radiation level is the same the you'd get from a chest x-ray. it is nothing to worry about. >>reporter: kate thompson >>pam: the cascading problems fukushima daiichi compounding the tokyo government. already struggling with relief of hundreds of thousands of people alo
japan. in the u.s. citizens that have chosen to stay are requested to leave the area within 50 mi. are around that. >> we have driven this out, 1, 2, 3, 4, all four reactors. we will show you where these possible toxic levels are going. the first thing to keep in mind is that to keep this to the bay area. this has to be very high up. this gold aero will give you an idea. this is representing 1 mi. tall minimum. of those particles would need to be before they could make it and even make it perhaps three times that to make a meaningful impact. as we look through the 20 mi. no plighfly zone. and it is even recommended of a 50 mi. zone recommended by americans. this wind pattern has bencarrying this to the jets stream and it went through the alaskan islands. as we remind you that on thursday, there is a big storm in the pacific which is greek force us. that moisture is causing real active to going through the pacific. by tomorrow, that radioactivity--when it makes landfall there should be really nothing left. it is-great news delaccording to air regulators, there is no danger for the
northeastern japan is reeling from floods, fires and a new threat from a damaged nuclear power plant. hundreds of people were killed in japan by today's earthquake in tsunami. the numbers are still coming in. look of this video of the massive tsunami moving into japan you could see what's happening here as the boats are being tossed about. a powerful wall of water causing destruction. hundreds of people are still missing tonight, thousands are already known to be injured. the huge waves that roared ashore after the quake to carry away ships, cars and triggered wild fires throughout the area. the quake also triggered a tsunami warning along the west coast of california. you could see some of the damage happening here. at least five people were swept out to sea and one was still missing. in santa cruz, also very hard hit you could see the harbor, boats damaged and the tsunami search has the votes to come was all morning long. waves were rolling in and out. the books destroyed docks causing severe damage. governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency. >>catherine: you're
began with last week's earthquake. there is developing news tonight at of japan, the operator of the nuclear plant it says, a fire has broken out again at its no. 4 reactor. the blaze erupted a short time ago when the elder housing of the reactors containment vessel. earlier a fire broke out in the fuel storage pond. the storage pond is an area used to keep nuclear fuel cool. it is causing nuclear refuse to be released into the air. you can see the reactors are indicated here on our map. growing concerns about radiation have people fleeing the area. joining me on the fault is doctored to with the department of nuclear engineering at uc- berkeley. thank you for joining us, what you make of these continuing explosions and fires. it seems as though things are getting worse. >>caller: yes i think it is. >>pam: you agree that officials in japan did not have control the situation? >>caller: i believe they are still having control over the situation, but the tide is limited. >>pam: g feel a meltdown as possible now? >>caller: the meltdown possibility would be small. the reactors are
' stock and not moving very much at all. we will be right back. >>pam: in japan a moment of silence today as the country more of the victims of last week's earthquake in tsunami. the nation and caused that to 40 6:00 p.m. the moment when disaster struck. seven days later the death toll is now nearing 7000. nearly 11,000 people are still missing and 500,000 of there are homeless. thousands of people in the hardest-hit areas are still without he, basic supplies and the danger of a nuclear meltdown is growing. fire trucks bring water on reactor no. 3 at japan's fukushima power plant today. high radiation readings men each truck could only be used for a few minutes. if japan's nuclear if the agency raised a warning from a level 4 to level five on a scale of 7. that is the same level off as the three mile island accident in the united states. u.s. officials say japan situation seems to be much more serious. this a reactor for may have a crack in its floor making it more difficult to refill the cooling cool. the first line of radiation has turned up in california. the united nations diplomat sa
with playboy magazine. >>pam: 5:15, nuclear threats. radiation in food in japan and by the u.s. government is keeping an eye on food right here. 5:40, local mergers, at&t and t mobile what it means for customers. 5:45, car seat safety. how you drive coming up. >>pam: libya wants to meet with united nations to discuss a military force being used against government there. the skies above the tripoli had lit up for hours british and french forces impose a no-fly zone. the u.n. security council decided late on kerstin to use military force to protect libyan citizens. light on-thursday. --and also they decided late on thursday and it gradually slowed down those efforts of those strikes. the u.s. will continued to reduce its position in libya. >>pam: four different reporters held in libya for six days are free. the new york times a skatescaped libya. president barack obama is in latin america speaking about human rights. he arrived in chile this morning. and spoke to the media and the president of chile he commended their efforts from the state dictatorship to democracy. and this is the third co
meltdown. in japan after the bears quake the cooling system failed and the fuel rods got hot and boiled through all of the water and were exposed to the air for hours. to keep the reactor from overheating sea water was pumped into the plant. what a full meltdown occurs the fuel rods melt and turned into more a nonnuclear fuel. it it then sells through the chamber it's considered a meltdown. the major concern here is the containment shell. it the this and hold catastrophic about of radiation can be released into the atmosphere. kate thompson kron 4 news. >>pam: the nuclear crisis in japan has left many people with health questions about radiation exposure and how to protect yourself. christine has when talking with the state health experts, she's here with answers. >>christine: a lot of questions about potassium iodide and how it works. the drug does is it shields of thyroid from radioactive iodine which can cause cancer. think of the thyroid like a gas tank, if you fill up the tank with potassium iodide, the good guy died and that helps provide that it had died from coming in. that's ki
from japan return home. what they're saying about being back on u.s. soil. off at 5:45 p.m., to air man saved after their plane crashes in libya. how they survived. plus, the growing strife in libya. at 550 p on the link some people will go to save money on gasoline and why could be causing prices to coming up. hey marcel, watch this! hey marcel, watch this! [ buzzer sounds ] [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hey marcel, watch this! yeah, marcel! -marcel! -hey marcel! are you listening to me? marcel! [ male announcer ] don't miss a second of ncaa march madness with my multiview, only from at&t u-verse. just $29 a month for the first 6 months. dvr included. in the network there are no hard choices. >>pam: 11 days after the devastating earthquake in tsunami, japan's government says the number of confirmed deaths has topped 9000. nearly 14,000 are still missing. the region is being wracked by strong aftershocks, there were four today > magnitude 6. the news from the crippled nuclear power plant is a little more encouraging. repair crews have restore electrical conditions. the lights in the conta
tech news. japan's prime minister said his country must remain on maximum alert. hi the radioactive water has been discovered in the trenches connecting the crippled reactors. the levels are up to 100,000 times normal. a makeshift dam of sandbags in chunks of concrete is trying to keep the water from seeping into the ocean. the water to a level keeps rising as the repair crews sprayed the reactors to keep them from melting down. the u.s. military is watching down aircraft as they returned to the air base in western tokyo. the spokesman said the precaution is to reassure personnel and not because of the imminent help the search. today, nissan said it will not be able to restart its japanese assembly line for a least a couple of weeks. if honda announced today, it is cutting production at its u.s. plants because of the shortage of components from japan. tokyo trotted some american dealers that some parts cannot be delivered. a toyota said some of its parts cannot be reordered. >>catherine: rubbles and libya are getting hammered, even with help from the native coalition they are losing
to stay indoors. japan's prime minister warned that the situation " does not warrant optimism. he had no estimate of one the danger might ease. he said government is putting all of its efforts and to keeping the situation from worsening. >>louisa: still a few more rounds of what weather to go. the next batch of rain expected to move through over night tonight. have you rent expected. we will talk more about that straight ahead.
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